The purpose of the 'POST IT'/ 'SHARE IT' scheme is to make Conwy and Denbighshire's Local Safeguarding children Board more relevant and accessible to front-line practitioners. Any person in any agency can 'POST IT' to the LSCB signed or unsigned. It can tell the LSCB of examples of good multi-agency practice which can then be commended. It may also be used to inform the LSCB about concerns around services or practice which the worker feels are not being addressed. A potentially important use of the 'POST IT' is that it provides an opportunity to bring concerns to the LSCB which are not being addressed (or have been suppressed) by practitioners' immediate line managers.
One of the major criticisms coming out of the Waterhouse Inquiry was that staff had no avenue open to them if their concern or complaint was not dealt with appropriately by their line manager. This 'POST IT' provides a mechanism which prevents the suppression of whistleblowers.
Conwy and Denbighshire LSCB will have 'POST IT's as a standing item on their agenda. 'POST IT's can be sent to the Business Manager of the LSCB and if they need urgent action this will be attended to immediately. Other issues can usually wait until the LSCB meet. Even where the issue has been dealt with, the 'POST IT' will still be put before the LSCB.
If you prefer, your Post it/Share it can be sent to the Child Protection co-ordinator (Conwy) or Safeguarding Manager (Denbighshire) or the Chair of the LSCB.
If you're worried about any child and think they may be a victim of neglect, abuse or cruelty, contact:
Conwy Social Services
During office hours* tel. 01492 575111
out-of-hours tel. 01492 515777
*Office hours 8.45am to 5.15pm
Denbighshire Social Services
During office hours* tel. 01824 712 88
out-of-hours tel. 0845 053 3116
*Office hours 8.30am to 5.00pm Mon- Thu, 8.30am to 4.30pm Fri.
Police: tel. 0845 607 1002
If you need Police assistance in an EMERGENCY, you should always dial 999
NSPCC: tel. 0808 800 5000.
You do not need to know everything about the child and what is happening - just to be worried, or feel that everything is not right)